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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite spy films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

On a secret mission to find a list of all the best spy movies ever made? Here it is! Many of these films are streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other services, ranked by lovers of espionage movies. If you can recite lines from every James Bond movie, this spy movie list is for you. If you like spy movies, be sure to also check out these lists of the best dramas on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime, as well as the best action movies on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime

Sort it by cast, year, and director to discover new spy films. This list of spy movies also contains spy movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This spy films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best spy movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This spy movie list can be sorted alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Make this one count by voting for your favorites on this list.

This list of spy films includes spy movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. 

These are the top films in the spy genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the spy genre in it, be it the motifs of the spy genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

If we missed any spy movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any movies whenever you'd like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous spy movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about spy movie lists.
 
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. And this list also includes photos and spy movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

This list is made up of many different movies, including In Enemy Country and NetForce.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these spy movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theaters for the first time, this is a list of good spy movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest spy movies, here is the full spy movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Woody Allen and Steven Soderbergh have both directed Spy movies, as have many other great directors.

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The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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The Day of the Jackal Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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Three Days of the Condor Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench

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Skyfall Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

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Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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Ronin Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley, Telly Savalas

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Thunderball Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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Live and Let Die Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto

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Spy Game Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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Notorious Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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For Your Eyes Only Roger Moore, Sheena Easton, Charles Dance

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Clear and Present Danger Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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The Living Daylights Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies, J.J. Barry

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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Charade Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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Where Eagles Dare Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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Mission: Impossible 5 Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson

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The Spy Who Loved Me Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro

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Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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Syriana George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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The Lady Vanishes Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

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The Ipcress File Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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You Only Live Twice Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Lois Maxwell

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The Man with the Golden Gun Christopher Lee, Roger Moore, Britt Ekland

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The Good Shepherd Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

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The 39 Steps Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat

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Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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The Conversation Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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Licence to Kill Benicio del Toro, Timothy Dalton, Talisa Soto

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Saboteur Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Norman Lloyd

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Octopussy Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan

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Moonraker Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel

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Quantum of Solace Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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Dr. No Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord

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Spectre is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Spy Movies
Spectre Daniel Craig